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This is a holiday decoration that not only adds delight to your Christmas spirit but also incorporates some Christmas tradition. While it takes time to complete, it is fairly simple and fun to make. It looks nice and festive hanging from your archway or door jamb. We made them for our church bazaar and they sold quickly.
Approximate Time: About an hour.
Now, continue poking holes one at a time in the styro ball and fill each hole with a little hot glue then center one of the squares over the pre-made hole and poke it in about 1/4 of an inch. The fabric square will pucker up and look perky. Do this all over the styro ball (I started at the top and worked down the ball then alternated the next rows).
When all squares are inserted to your satisfaction you can decorate the ball with the red berries. Mine were already on wires so they were easy to insert. If you use the small jingle bells they can be hot glued directly among the fabric squares. When your ball is complete make a nice full bow using the tie wire to hold it. Attach the bow at the top where the ribbon hanger is. Then make a full but smaller bow for the bottom and insert it by the mistletoe.
By Janet from Long Island, NY